March 13, 2019

Mother of Murdered Indio Woman Speaks Out

Losing a child is the worst kind of loss one can suffer. It is not the natural or “normal” order of things. Sadly, it is a reality for too many parents. My daughter, Jamie, lived for 30 years, 7 months, and 4 days. And half of her short life was filled with addiction, chaos, danger, and drugs. I was now the “mother of a murdered woman.”

The most gifted person I knew, the girl I thought would the first woman president, was on a Roller Coaster From Hell of addiction. As a result, I rode mine with my Beast of codependency and enabling.

During my 13-year ride, my heart was shattered into a million pieces. Jamie’s murder caused a permanent hole.

But, I have found a way to live with the hole and to be happy at the same time. My life would not end with the “mother of a murdered woman” labe.

This short news clip was from a 2 1/2 hour interview. It was also the day after I faced my daughter’s accused killer in court at  his arraignment, nearly three years after the murder.

While this is such a sad story, it is also one of hope.

Valerie Silveira  | Trauma Disruptor & Legacy Leader™ is an award-winning author of multiple books, workbooks, and journals to guide people worldwide through the path to freedom. Valerie is known as a woman of unwavering strength. She uses the trauma and lessons of her daughter’s addiction and her senseless murder to empowers others. Her books, workbooks, journals, and 9 Weapons of Hope™ provide hope and healing for life’s many challenges. For information on Valerie’s courses, books, and speaking programs, visit

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